I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. ~ John Muir, 1913


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Gift Membership - Give the Gift of Nature


Searching for the perfect gift for the nature-enthusiast in your life? Maybe something for the person who has everything? May we suggest the gift of Sugar Grove Nature Center membership? More than ever we need the membership support in order to enable us to continue to offer quality programs, a warm and friendly facility, and beautiful grounds to explore.

We have created three special gift notification cards for the Holidays for you to choose from. The first, and undoubtedly most popular, features Daisy Kitty Santa, the second is a delightful scene of Sugar Grove Nature Center in winter. Or, choose a card featuring the Nature Center turtles decked out for the holidays. Upon your request, we will either send the card to you so that you may notify your recipient of their gift, or we will mail it directly to the lucky recipient.

Last October, Sugar Grove Nature Center celebrated ten years since opening our doors, trails, and gardens, and we are delighted that the Nature Center has become a special place for so many individuals and families!  Thousands of people visit to participate in programs, special events, seasonal celebrations, or just to enjoy a walk with friends and family.  Schools from across central Illinois visit for field trip experiences and our partnerships with local Universities and Colleges provide education through on-site research and internship experiences.  Visitors from near and far stop in to enjoy our interpretive exhibits, live animals, and wildlife viewing room. 

Program fees and grants fund only a portion of our operation.  As a non-profit organization that receives no tax support, we rely on donations from our friends in the community for a significant portion of our budget.  Generosity from people like you will help us continue in our efforts.

Each membership lasts a full year, and members enjoy many benefits (see membership form for details below). Sugar Grove Nature Center is also a member of the Association of Nature Center Administrators (ANCA), which in turn entitles our members to reciprocal benefits at other Nature Centers throughout the country. As a tax exempt, non-profit organization, all donations to the Sugar Grove Foundation are tax-deductible. Please consider sending a Sugar Grove Nature Center gift membership to someone today!

Every gift membership makes a difference. The Board of Directors, Nature Center Staff, and Volunteers appreciate your support. We look forward to providing nature enjoyment and environmental education opportunities for many years to come.

Sugar Grove Nature Center Gift Membership Form (PDF)

Sugar Grove Nature Center Online Registration Gft Membership